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Denmark as a Donor

Danish Contributions to UNHCR 

Denmark entered a five-year agreement with UNHCR for the period 2022-2026, and is committed to continued flexible contributions and support for sustainable solutions. In 2023, Denmark contributed a total of USD 96 million to UNHCR, of which USD 35.6 million was unearmarked. Denmark has consistently been a top donor to UNHCR.


Facts about Denmark as a UNHCR donor 

  • In 2023, Denmark provided important support to UNHCR’s response to the Sahel situation and the Sudan situation, and the Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Emergency Response.
  • In 2023, Denmark provided USD 7.5 million in urgent humanitarian support to the Afghanistan situation.
  • In 2023, Denmark was the 9th biggest government donor and the 5th largest donor per capita. 
  • Denmark’s thematic focus areas: Solutions and Innovation.

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Denmark supports refugee education.

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Support from Denmark enables our humanitarian colleagues to assist displaced people worldwide. 

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Denmark’s Humanitarian Impact on Afghanistan’s Earthquake Aftermath

Denmark’s Humanitarian Impact on Afghanistan’s Earthquake Aftermath

The seismic events that occurred on 7 and 11 October, have left Afghanistan in disarray, directly impacting 250,000 people, claiming over 1,400 lives, and leaving 19,250 individuals, spanning 3,197 families, in dire need across seven districts. Denmark’s commitment to humanitarian efforts is making it possible for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to scale up the response as Afghanistan grapples with the aftermath of the two devastating earthquakes.